Wayfire - A WM 3D Composer (Installation on Arch Linux)
A 3D Wayland window manager and composer, inspired by Compiz and based on wlroots.
Wayfire is a 3D Wayland composer, inspired by Compiz and based on wlroots. Its goal is to create a customizable, extensible and lightweight environment without sacrificing its appearance.
- Before Install Yay via AUR: How to Install AUR and YAY packages on Arch Linux
- Install Wayfire
- Install Alacrity
- Log out (Super + shift + q) and choose Wayfire
Basic shortcut keys
Super + Enter- Opens the terminal (Alacrity)
Super + q- Close a window
Ctrl + Alt + Backspace- Off
- Open the file:
- Uncomment the lines that start with
# xkb_layout = us, fr
us, frwith only br Leave it like this:
- Install Wofi with Yay:
- Open the Wofi dmenu style
Theme very basic!
- Open the Wofi drun style:
Or just run that is very minimalist (I recommend).
- Choose the mode you want and include it in your
- Open Wofi with the shortcut key:
Super + shift + enter
- Customize Wofi colors with CSS
- Create the file/directory and open it
Enter these initial sample colors
For more information click here
Indicate the style path to the command in the:
~/.config/wayfire.ini: command_laucher = wofi --show=drun --style ~/.config/wofi/config
If you have Firefox installed and are unable to open, configure the Firefox opening file as follows:
- Open the file:
- Add the line with this content:
export MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND = 1and leave it like this:
- Add background and panel Install the wf-shell with Yay
The Panel and the background will start automatically.
- If you want to change the background, create a file:
image = /home/YOUR_USER/path/to/image.jpg, example:
Do not use a shortcut:
~/image.jpg. If you want a complete example with pre-defined settings and explanations such as comments in the file itself, download the file:
If you want to take a screenshot
Example of use:
More shortcut keys
Alt + Tab- Holding, navigate through the open windows with minified visuals;
Alt + Esc- Holding, displays the bottom window forward with transparency;
Super + →- Moves the window to the right vertical;
Super + ←- Moves the window to the left vertical;
Super + ↑- Moves the window to full screen;
Super + ↓- Moves the window to the last position;
SuperOnly, shows each of the 9 desktops with their respective windows.
Super + Ctrl + →
↑- Moves the window sideways and down/up with “sliding”;
- Point to the corner of a window with the mouse, when the resize icon appears, click and hold moving and choosing as you wish.
- To enable easier logout, install wlogout:
To activate a plugin add to
wayfire.ini, example adding Cube. Enter the name of the plugin and use
activate and choose a key combination to start it
I made a video that shows all the procedures mentioned above. Remembering that the video is in Brazilian Portuguese, however, the most important thing is to see the commands that are universal.
Follow the video